Potlatch (software)

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Potlatch 2 with OpenStreetMap data
Developer(s) Richard Fairhurst
Stable release 2 v2.3 / December 2014 (2014-12)
Development status Active
Written in ActionScript
Platform Adobe Flash
Type GIS software
License WTFPL[1]

Potlatch is an editing tool for OpenStreetMap geodata using Adobe Flash. It is one of two editors embedded directly within the OpenStreetMap website.

Potlatch 1 [2] was released mid 2006[3] and was the default editor on the main OpenStrretMap site till it was replaced by Potlatch 2 in April 2011.[4]

An alpha version of Potlatch 2, a complete reimplementation of the software, was published in summer 2010. In December 2010, Potlatch 2 was released for general use. After Microsoft had granted OpenStreetMap permission to use aerial imagery from their Bing Maps service for tracing, Potlatch 2 was extended to display these images in the background.

Potlatch 2 requires a web browser with at least version 8 of the Flash plugin installed, it continues to be actively maintained.

The default editor on OpenStreetMap is now openstreetmap:iD.[5][6]


  1. ^ "OpenStreetMap Potlatch 2 git repository". Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "P1 repository". 
  3. ^ Fairhurst, Richard. "Potlatch 1". 
  4. ^ Weait, Richard. "Awesone Patlatch 2 team awarded Lolcat of Awesomeness". 
  5. ^ Fairhurst, Richard. "It all starts with an editor". Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  6. ^ MacWright, Tom. "iD Updates". MapBox. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 

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